Home | E-Newsletter Issue 76 | Destination July 2013

Seychelles carnival pushes up destination’s visibility
by STB

  

The annual Carnaval International de Victoria is increasing visibility of the Indian Ocean region in travel publications abroad, including Asia.

The Hong Kong tourism magazine carries a front cover photo of the Brazilian delegation parading in Victoria during the February carnival in its last edition. It also features other pictures of the Brazilians, the Notting Hill Carnival of the UK and two Seychellois floats from the 2013 carnival.

The Hong Kong magazine also highlights other aspects of a holiday in Seychelles, including golfing at the Constance Lemuria on Praslin.

Commenting on the coverage, Seychelles’ Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange said: “What we are seeing is exactly why we are hosting an annual carnival in Seychelles. We wanted to get the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands more known, as we wanted Seychelles seen in the four corners of the world.

The large foreign press contingent who come to Seychelles to cover the annual carnival, continue to portray the Indian Ocean islands as a destination with a difference. The press covering the 2013 carnival is also bringing forth the work done by co-hosts Reunion, Madagascar and Zimbabwe, to stand united as they promote the region and their twin-centre holiday approach with Africa."

Minister St Ange added that the international press continue to praise Seychelles for successfully organising an event that now appears on the global list of carnivals.